Kitchens are one of the most popular choices when it comes to renovations. They play a prominent role in family life and updating a kitchen can give the entire home a fresh, modern and attractive look. Kitchens are also quite a complex room to renovate, purely because they have a lot of different elements and features in comparison to many other rooms in the home.
This complexity means a lot of decision making. Materials, appliances, a colour palette and an overall look are just a few of the many choices you'll need to make when renovating your kitchen. Some choices can have a big impact on the finished product, and the material you choose for your splashback is one of these important decisions. Here are two of the most popular splashback materials that you might like to consider.
1. Glass splashbacks
Glass splashbacks have gained a large amount of popularity in recent years. They're a relatively budget-friendly option, and they help to create a light, bright and contemporary look in your kitchen. They're also a hard-wearing, practical and hygienic option that is simple to clean and very low maintenance.
Glass splashbacks give you plenty of room for creativity as well. You can choose plain glass, tinted glass, etched glass or even glass that has a photographic print added to it. For extra colour and texture, you can also add a decorative wallpaper of your choice to the wall behind the glass splashback.
2. Metal splashbacks
Metallics have seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the last few years, and this certainly extends to the kitchen. Interior designers are using it for all manner of surfaces and fixtures, and metals splashbacks are a great way to incorporate this design trend into your new kitchen. As well as looking great, metal splashbacks are durable and virtually impervious to stains or heat damage.
Stainless steel remains a common choice, particularly if you want to create an edgy, industrial look in your kitchen. If you prefer something warmer that has more character, you can use brass or copper as the splashback material. These metals provide a classic yet modern beauty to a room, and the patina that they develop as they age makes them even more attractive.
If you'd like to incorporate one of these splashback ideas into your kitchen, talk to your contractor about your ideas. They can help you to find the right suppliers to get the material of choice for your perfect splashback.